This is a quick summary/placeholder post done on my phone. There was yet another LTB hearing, this time a telephone merits hearing for John’s L2 eviction application. After a somewhat hapless Joe was brought up to speed (more on that later) over the weekend, Joe waited until the last minute to ask for the application …
“Our job is crime prevention,” Deputy Chief Bergen told reporters. “And if people are feeling comfortable enough to affix graffiti or paint or anything like that onto statues or onto our roadways, that is a criminal code offence or mischief.”
Protesters paint “Defund the Police” in front of City Hall, Hamilton.
The bedroom ceiling is repaired, slowly.
The tally is at 18 hours 5 minutes of hearing time at the LTB, in 13 hearings, two by telephone, eleven in person (counting the Case Management Hearing and mediation session of May 19, 2017 as hearings). It has also used up 9 hours and 50 minutes of a mediator’s time.
There have been at least ten complaints to police (at least 6 from our landlord and his crew) resulting in 9 responses, and charges being laid in one case.
Municipal Law Enforcement had also expended approximately 5 man-days (including two man days expended sitting in an LTB waiting room, waiting to be called as witnesses)
This was getting expensive for the taxpayer.
This brings the total tally to at least ten complaints to police (at least 6 from our landlord and his crew) resulting in 9 responses, and charges being laid in one case.
The cops in Canada are starting to riot too.
‘The cops seem to be rioting…’
Some rambling, semi-disjointed musings of a bemused citizen; While getting my daily dose of news about COVID-19 I saw a report on CNN that the US had surpassed 100,000 reported deaths from the virus. It brought to mind these events, from the second week of April. I distinctly recall seeing President Trump saying “Anything under …
Sigh. https://act.leadnow.ca/amazon-workers-fair-wage/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2020-05-23 Some background: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-pandemic-pay-raise-end-canada-warehouse-workers-1.5573345 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/05/amazon-workers-protest-unsafe-grueling-conditions-warehouse https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/24/thousands-amazon-workers-receive-food-stamps-now-bernie-sanders-wants-amazon-pay-up/ https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/7xm4dy/ambulances-were-called-to-amazon-warehouses-600-times-in-three-years https://observer.com/2020/02/jeff-bezos-amazon-stock-richest-man/ https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/5/4/21246361/amazon-vp-tim-bray-resigns-activist-firing-awshttps://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-employees-describe-peak-2019-2 https://www.salon.com/2020/05/15/as-bezos-wealth-jumps-30-billion-amid-pandemic-amazon-to-end-2-per-hour-hazard-pay-for-workers_partner/